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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces its first headliners for 2019 - two of the greatest musicians of all time on one HISTORIC night. Bob Dylan and Neil Young are joint headliners.
Bob Dylans impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, he is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, such as The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde. He continues to be vibrant and on the cutting edge, Bob Dylan has received 10 GRAMMY Awards (including wins for Love And Theft, Modern Times and the Album of the Year GRAMMY for Time Out of Mind), as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Things Have Changed in 2002.
Neil Young remains the only artist of the rock era to compare to Dylan. Classic albums like Harvest, After The Goldrush and On The Beach are some the best in the whole genre. But Young remains hugely relevant and prolific, releasing 2 albums within months of each other in 2017/2018, as well as a stream of archive albums from classic live shows over the years, underlining his incredible live legacy. This time, he brings Promise of the Real, with whom he recorded 2017s album The Visitor, their second studio album together and this year released the soundtrack album Paradox. The band features Willie Nelsons sons Lukas and Micah. They also star in Bradley Cooper and Lady Ga Ga acclaimed new movie A Star Is Born, with Lukas as musical consultant.
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be a unique occasion, perhaps never to be repeated. Considered the greatest songwriters of their generation, their contribution to the history of rock music puts them above even their most legendary peers.
A legend in his lifetime and the poet laureate for a generation. From his early days as a protesting folk troubadour Dylan has consistently reinvented himself through rock poet, country music crooner, star-crossed lover and Old Testament prophet of doom. Always either one step ahead of the game, or ignoring the game altogether, Dylan continues to live up to the expectations of fans and critics alike by producing material that has the full history of American song writing flowing through it. No matter what guise he's wearing, the music always remains true to Dylan's trademark lyrical cutting edge that has been so often imitated, and so rarely surpassed.
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Acclaimed as one of the most important composers and performers of all time, Neil Young could almost be two artists in one body. His work ranges from the beautiful and moving folk sounds he has produced as a solo artist and with Crosby, Stills and Nash to the powerful and energetic rock which has often been the result of his collaboration with Crazy Horse and which earned him the nickname 'the Godfather of Grunge'.
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Singer / songwriter Laura Marling was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British indie / folk scene in 2007 thanks to a handful of infectious singles made available on her MySpace profile. With a husky voice, acoustic guitar and a gift for building quirky, hooky folk songs (characteristics that find her compared favourably to artists such as Regina Spektor and Martha Wainwright), Marling quickly made a name for herself throughout England thanks to a heavy touring schedule and a few high-profile gigs, and since then has gone on to wow the world with her mature voice, musicianship and powerful lyrics. Combining commercial success with critical accolade, Laura's debut album 'Alas, I Cannot Swim', second album 'I Speak Because I Can' and fourth album 'Once I Was An Eagle' were all nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. She also won Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards and was nominated for the same award in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
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Cat Power is the alter ego for American singer/songwriter Chan Marshall who makes subterranean lo-fi music with minimal production and painfully raw delivery.
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Very little has stood in the way of young North Shields artist Sam Fender and his rapid ascent since 2018. Having toured the UK and Europe relentlessly, building himself a loyal, passionate army of fans, Sam writes honestly and candidly about subjects of social and generational significance, broadly drawn from his experiences growing up in the North East of England. Sam wraps his pertinent words in rousing, propulsive, arena-sized guitar anthems and delivers them directly with a cavernous, powerful vocal.
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